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Date: Fri Aug 19 11:02 AM, 2016
Vision Issue
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Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Keratoconus and this is my main vision issue. My symptoms have progressed to a point where I donít feel safe while driving at night. Could this change be related to my computer work? If this is non-progressive, can I get LASIK eye surgery done? I am interested to know how other sufferers of Keratoconus handle it and how you people drive home after dark.



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Date: Mon Aug 22 3:12 AM, 2016
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Lasik is considered to be a contradiction in Keratocous. Computer use may be associated with Dry eyes but not with causing night time glare.

Do go for routine keratoconus check ups and also check out with your eye care provider if you have dry eyes.

Best wishes



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Date: Tue Aug 23 7:11 PM, 2016
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Absolutely no to LASIK or any other form of refractive surgery if you have keratoconus.

If you have keratoconus, you need to be under the care of an eye care professional (ECP) with a special interest in keratoconus. Your ECP should have a corneal topographer and know how to use it to evaluate and monitor keratoconus. They should consider whether you are a candidate for corneal cross-linking, intacs, or specialty contact lenses. Keratoconus can be managed but it is neither quick, easy, or inexpensive.

If you don't feel safe driving at night, then don't! You may be able to again after you figure out how to manage your KC. But don't risk your life and the lives of others by driving when your vision is not up to the task.

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Date: Wed Sep 7 6:06 PM, 2016
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I'm so sorry that you are having hard time driving at night unfortunately with KC this is the nightmare of of having this is that you lose the ability to drive at night oh I've had K C for 25 years and have not driven at night since I was diagnosed I'm trying the new sclera contact lenses and the doctor told me I might even see better in the dark we shall see I'm only in the beginning stages of this and you might want to talk to your care professional about your concerns on driving at night and about the lenses you may talk to him about to I wish you all the luck in the world best wishes

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Date: Sat Feb 3 6:31 AM, 2018
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I am also suffering from Vision issue. But after that i had Lasik eye surgery about few months ago. According to my experience i cay say this one is the best surgery for eyes. I am suffering from myopia and always needs to wear glass for eye correction. But after this surgery till now everything went fine and now i need to wear any type of correction and my vision is also improved. This is blade less surgery with pain. But i suggest you are you are suffering from vision issue and looking for any surgery then before go it first coordinate with you doctor or find a best eye surgeon and know you are eligible for this surgery or bot then go for it and follow some instruction after that surgery those you find on internet.†It's a matter of your eyes, do not care about negligence and find best surgeon. Sometime this surgery went wrong so†So ask everyone well



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Date: Sat Feb 3 3:02 PM, 2018
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RonnieA, do you have keratoconus? If you do and you did Lasik, I wish you the best. But I'd recommend you see a corneal specialist ASAP and ask about doing corneal cross-linking (CXL). Keratoconus and Lasik both weaken your cornea and you are at risk for a progressive loss of vision. CXL hardens the cornea and usually stops the progression of keratoconus. I don't know what is recommended for a keratoconic cornea after Lasik surgery.

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Anonymous

Date: Sun Feb 4 6:43 AM, 2018
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I had the same problem but since getting crosslinking and an intac, which are treatments for keratoconus, I am now able to drive at night. Wish I had done it sooner!

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